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December 16, 2011 / austreberto

sweet tooth

sweet tooth

11:00 pm

an eight year old ninjas his way through the hall

to the kitchen cabinets

knowing where to step

avoiding the creeks and cracks in the floor

that got him caught far too many times before

sneaking sugar cubes

two lumps

the ones his grandma used in her morning tea

10:00 am

he “helps” his mother make strawberry jam

waiting for her to turn a blind eye

even though she could always see him

taking mary poppins to heart

without the medicine

by the spoonful

she looks

he pretends to measure

he wasn’t aware that he was already sweet enough


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